Job Vacancies

Current vacancies at the School of Archaeology are listed below.  All vacancies are listed on the University Website.

Laboratory Manager in Palaeogenomics
The School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Applications are invited for the position of Laboratory Manager to facilitate the operation of the ancient and modern DNA laboratories at the Palaeogenomics and Bio-Archaeology Research Network (PalaeoBARN) within the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

The post is a full-time appointment, fixed term for 3 years.  

The successful candidate will lead the management and operation of the modern and ancient DNA facilities and will be responsible for purchasing, shipments, safety and general organization. Additional roles include sample processing, ancient DNA extraction, library preparation and sequencing, training lab members and visitors in established workflows, and interaction with other scientists and technicians at the School of Archaeology. There will also be opportunities to be involved in ongoing research projects and publications.

We welcome applications from candidates with a strong background in ancient and modern Next Generation Sequencing and DNA extraction, molecular biology techniques and instrumentation. Previous experience managing laboratories is strongly desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to liaise with all members of PalaeoBARN, scientific collaborative partners as well as post-doctoral researchers, students, and group leaders based at the University of Oxford. The post-holder will also have the opportunity to be involved in supporting research associated with the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit which has close links with the PalaeoBARN. 

Applicants should have a BSc or MSc in Biochemistry, Biology or a related field, or PhD in a field incorporating ancient DNA techniques, or equivalent qualification/experience.

Further details are available from greger.larson@arch.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 31 July 2019 

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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Human Resources Officer
School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

We are seeking an experienced HR Officer to join our small and friendly team within the School of Archaeology on a fixed-term basis until 21 August 2020. This is to cover the current postholder's secondment to cover maternity leave.

Reporting to the Head of Administration, you will provide a complete HR administrative service to the staff within the School of Archaeology. This will include supporting the full employee life-cycle including recruitment, payroll and HR administration. You will be expected to provide a range of generalist HR support, including visa applications, and advice on University processes around recruitment and in post administration. You must be able to manage a busy and varied workload and be able to cope with changing priorities.

You should have excellent organisational skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and have good attention to detail. You should have good IT skills, particularly using Microsoft Office packages and the University HR CORE database system.
You will be educated to at least A level with previous HR experience. A CIPD qualification would be beneficial. The ability to handle confidential information sensitively is essential. The post is offered at full-time however applications from appropriately qualified individuals at 0.8 FTE will also be considered (with salary pro-rated).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Diane Baker (diane.baker@arch.ox.ac.uk)

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 July 2019.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Central Eurasian Bronze Age
The School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 per annum
 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to join the project group ‘The Flow of Ancient Metal across Eurasia’ (FLAME) at the School of Archaeology. The position is funded by the European Research Council and the grant led by Professor Mark Pollard.

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term starting as soon as possible and ending on 30 September 2020.

Applicants must have a PhD in Archaeology, Archaeological Science or a related discipline. The FLAME project aims to track the flow of metal across Bronze Age Eurasia using novel approaches to chemical and isotopic data. The primary role of the PDRA will be to: 

  • Contribute to the interpretation and publication of chemical and isotopic data within the FLAME GIS-database, with a focus on the Central Eurasian Bronze Age.
  • Carry out a review and re-modelling of available radiocarbon dates for specific cultures relevant to this region.
  • Assist the FLAME team with the delivery of the project database, ensuring that the chemical and isotopic data are collated and correctly entered into the FLAME GIS-database.
     

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work independently to publish research of an international standard, and to collaborate with team members in Oxford and abroad.

Further details are available from Professor Mark Pollard (mark.pollard@rlaha.ox.ac.uk) Additional information about the FLAME project is available at http://flame.arch.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 9 August 2019.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=141540

 

Departmental Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology
School of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PG 
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 per annum
 

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lecturer to join the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.  The fixed-term role is needed for a limited time to provide cover for the substantive post-holder who is on maternity leave for this period.

The post is part time and fixed term and available at up to 70 % of full-time employment (26.25 hours per week) to commence in post for the start of Michaelmas Term until end of June 2020. 

You will provide teaching and supervision for undergraduates and graduate students relating to existing courses provided in Chinese archaeology, as well as contributing to associated administrative work.  You will engage in student examination and assessment as well as undertaking your own academic research activities.

Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese Archaeology or related discipline or be nearing completion.  You will have teaching experience, breadth and depth of knowledge of the key subject area of the post and a full command of the relevant literature. You will be able to educate and inspire students through tutorials, lectures, classes and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level. You should also have an active research and publication record commensurate with the stage of career and to work effectively with colleagues as part of an interdisciplinary team. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 9 August 2019

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=141507

 

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